Join us as we welcome award winning author, Paul Greenberg, as he discusses his newest work The Omega Principle. Following Paul’s talk, our friend and neighbor, Greenpoint Fish & Lobster Company, the fresh seafood market, raw bar and restaurant, will host its signature raw bar.
ABOUT THE BOOK
Omega-3 fatty acids have long been celebrated by doctors and dieticians as key to a healthy heart and a sharper brain. In the last few decades, that promise has fueled a multi-billion dollar dietary supplement business, even as recent medical studies challenge the effectiveness of the “miracle compound.” Behind these tiny molecules is a big story: of the push-and-pull of science and business; of the fate of our oceans in a human-dominated age; of the explosion of land food at the expense of healthier and more sustainable seafood; of the human quest for health and long life at all costs.The Omega Principle is an eye-opening investigation of the history, science, and business of omega-3 fatty acids, a molecule that is intertwined with human health and the future of our planet.
ABOUT THE AUTHOR
Paul Greenberg is author of the James Beard Award-winning Four FIsh (also a bestseller) and a regular contributor to The New York Times. His writing has appeared in The New Yorker, National Geographic, and many other publications. He has lectured widely on ocean issues at institutions ranging from TED to Google to the U.S. Senate. While researching The Omega Principle, Paul, a lifelong fisherman, ate fish every day, multiple times a day for a year in hopes determining which fish we should eat for our health and the health of the planet. PBS’s Frontline documented this journey in the documentary The Fish on My Plate. He currently lives in New York.
ABOUT GREENPOINT FISH & LOBSTER
Greenpoint Fish & Lobster Company’s goal is to serve as the intermediary between dedicated and responsible fishermen, seafood suppliers, and conscientious consumers in an effort to provide the highest quality seafood that's fished or farmed in ways that protect our oceans, now and for future generations. Greenpoint Fish & Lobster Co. believes the long-term viability and future of the world's seafood starts with responsibly managed fisheries, transparency, traceability, and well-informed consumers and focuses on local and seasonal seafood from fishermen and purveyors who care as much about the health of the oceans as it does.
By the bestselling author of Four Fish and American Catch, an eye-opening investigation of the history, science, and business behind omega-3 fatty acids, the "miracle compound" whose story is intertwined with human health and the future of our planet
Please note there is a $5 entrance voucher for this event which can be purchased online or at the door. The voucher is good towards anything in store at WORD, including The Omega Principle. If you purchase the book directly from WORD at the event or via pre-order there is no need to purchase a voucher for admission.